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Gophers AD on Saul Smith DUI: 'We just can't have behavior like that'

After being arrested for DWI last week, Gophers assistant basketball coach Saul Smith’s fate is in the hands of athletic director Norwood Teague, who said Smith is very remorseful. Teague plans to let the legal process play out and “see where it lands.”
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